Eyeing the tabletop smoker that his wife and kids gave him for his birthday, Hanna was inspired.
“I love smoking food, and I love chicken salad,” Hanna says. “So I wanted to find my own dish – something that is signature to me.”
Several smokes later, his signature smokin’ chicken salad was born. In the years since he crafted the creation, coworkers, relatives, church members and others have scooped it up, raving about the distinct flavor before going back in for another bite.
The secret ingredient to his signature dish? Well, the smoke, of course. He smokes different ingredients throughout the process and then puts them all together and smokes them again.
“That adds all the extra flavor,” he says. “Everybody loves it. That has been very encouraging.”